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|10-21-2019 10:27 AM|
Originally Posted by LadyDi View Post
And Kenny--I used t love biscuits with gravy and sausage until I ate some that was being served with the free breakfasts at some motel at a dog show--they were advertising biscuits and gravy with sausage. Oh boy--my friend looked at it and said it looked like it had been sitting there for awhile and passed on it. I should have. For the next 24 hours I had the next best thing to whatever it is you get for things like potato salad that's been sitting out on the picnic table in 90 degree weather for several hours.
Kind of put me off biscuit with gravy and sausage.
I missed a whole page somehow--had to go back and find it and all the stuff about biscuits, chili etc.
And here's a recipe for a quick and dirty dish that my Mexican friends call Mexican bean soup. This is just to prove I'm not a purist when it comes to canned beans.
One pound (more or less) of hamburger browned, drain fat
One can each of three kinds of beans. One has to be kidney beans the other two can be anything--I usually make sure one is chili beans and the other is either black beans or pinto beans.
One can of corn
One onion chopped
Two cans of diced tomatoes with chili's (Mexican style)
One package of medium or hot taco seasoning
One package of ranch dressing mix
If I have some around I also throw in some sweet peppers--green, red or yellow.
When you get to the package of taco seasoning follow the package directions--heat to a boil reduce heat to a simmer for awhile.
The original recipe I got was for a vat of this stuff--calls for multiplying everything by 2. I divided that recipe by 2 to get it more reasonable for me--and I generally freeze a couple of containers of this--it freezes well.
It takes more time to open the cans of beans, corn and tomatoes than anything else. But it's fast and easy for the unexpected van load of people who were at the dog show with you and came home for a visit and we all ended up starving but didn't want to go out.
Oh yeah, the weather forecast--dull and cloudy had rain overnight and more predicted for today and tomorrow (but it's supposed to reach 60 degrees--in the meantime it's cold in here--I'm taking the cats and the dogs and going back to bed--I've got a good Nancy Kress novel (scifi) to entertain me.
|10-21-2019 09:56 AM|
Left early this morning hunting parts to put the auger back together - got everything but 1 60-25 tooth sprocket , will be here first thing tomorrow - yeah --- right lol |
Talk about a storm this morning ! What a lightning show + rain - like raining cats and dogs rain . Was raining so hard I couldn't hear nothing in the shop - missed a few phone calls - boy it poured . still raining now and suppose to most of the day .
Will start putting the new bearings and the other parts back on after lunch
Did I say it was raining hard here ?
Aunt B - I'm still laughing about Alan j. butt killer chili ! lol
Now Kadin can do the same as Bruce ! I'm running for fresh air and he will just look at yeah like -- What ? lol
|10-21-2019 09:49 AM|
So , So to hear about Stryker SP -- I have nothing to say to make you feel better but you have great memories of Stryker in your heart and mind that will always be with you . |
Thinking of you little sis
|10-21-2019 07:14 AM|
Sriracha is the ticket in our house...
My DW loves the Sriracha sauce. I love the Sriracha Garlic chile sauce and the Red Gold Sriracha ketschup. (Heinz sriracha ketschup sucks)
If you have Amazon Prime, please watch the Sriracha documentary movie. It's a very inspirational rags to riches story due to hard work of one Vietnamese refugee, David Tran.
If you don't have Prime, here's an article about him:
YouTube Documentary Excerpt:
|10-21-2019 04:20 AM|
Well good morning............back to the old schedule.......back to work......ugg......... |
Scott says when I snore ..Aka....snort..........i either wake up pissed off like he snorted.......or I wake up embarrassed and attempt to hide the noise from him acting like Hoss did it.......
I do not recall any of this ...its a big lie!
|10-20-2019 06:53 PM|
Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
|10-20-2019 06:31 PM|
I feel your pain--it's so hard even when you know it's the right thing to do.
I got cured the hard way by the stray that came to apply for a live in position at the house we swore had a sign out front for indigent kitties. I kept her--I had her for 8 years--she was the odd eyed white cat I've talked about here--California isn't the ideal place for white kitties who like to hang out and sleep in the sun. She lost both ear tips to cancer--my vet cropped her and she ended up with ears that looked like little bear ears. And she didn't get to be an outside kitty anymore--no more lounging in the sun.
And she developed IBD later in her life--she lost a lot of weight (a small cat anyway she was 3 pounds when I bit the bullet and took her in for her last trip to the vet.
I really, really didn't want to let her go--and swore I'd never ever keep any one of my pets beyond their time. So I really do know how you feel...
There's never ever anything easy about losing one of the pets you've had for most of their life (or in the case of one of my cats who lived to 21--had lived with me through a lot of good and bad times and 30% of my life was with that cat).
I'll think good thoughts for you--I'm sorry it's come to this for Striker....
|10-20-2019 06:27 PM|
Here's the problem - TN and the other have gotten soft ! You guys come here to the farm and I will whip you all back into shape ! Nothing like a good scoop shovel to build you back up - maybe some climbing up the bins a few dozen times - how about some walking to boot ! |
Bunch of pansy's on here
|10-20-2019 06:23 PM|
|ECIN|| You guys inspired me to take some chili out of the freezer that I froze this summer after I made a big batch! I love all kinds of chili. It's such a great food - so flexible. So many ways to make it, so many delicious recipes! |
Sure it is MC -- sure it is ! Have you read about alan j. Chili ? You eat that and you won't be thinking about your migraines - just say 'n'
|10-20-2019 06:19 PM|
You need to have the magic back brace that the surgeon who gave me the bad news about the fact that my sciatic (and the cause of it aren't going to be fixed via surgery) Ordered me up a cast iron back brace--which I wear if I'm doing a lot of active stuff. Mowing lawns, working in the clinic, going for long walks (my dog doesn't even want to go for long walks any more--he's almost 14--older in people years than I am in dog years), pulling weeds, raking leaves, dragging stuff around I shouldn't be moving by myself etc.
Turns out it really makes a difference--it isn't so much my back but my sciatic nerve starts screaming about how it's being treated if I don't remember to use the brace.
|10-20-2019 06:00 PM|
Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
Fortunately the meds I'm taking now all require that I have food before, during or immediately after I takem them.
Geeze Mel, I just got my geriatric girl delivered for this week and along with her normal pills and food I got a carton of eggs (I guess someone told Ken that I always give my dogs an egg for dinner along with their kibble and pills) and some chocolate chip cookies made without wheat flour (because the other half of the batch was going to our friend Nancy who is a full blown celiac (and that's why I know how to make two kinds of pie crusts using no wheat flour)--so instead of the normal wheat flour these were made with almond and some other kind of nut flour--YUM! Really good cookies.
|10-20-2019 05:56 PM|
Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
|10-20-2019 05:53 PM|
Originally Posted by modm View Post
|10-20-2019 05:52 PM|
I can't wait to see the new deck! |
I think you have enough plants and also think you need some new deck furniture.
|10-20-2019 05:45 PM|
Mocha surveying where her ideal spot should be with the new deck!
|10-20-2019 05:38 PM|
Well peeps, I am done like a dinner. Our deck is 15 years old and pretty much falling apart (when our house was built, we were still overseas so we weren't there to watch the contractors and they used nails instead of wood screws, plus the deck wasn't stained until 6 years later when we got back to the states) so we're having a new one built, plus a nice stamped concrete patio off to the side. |
The work wasn't supposed to start until November sometime but I got a text today telling me someone else had cancelled so if we wanted, they could start later next week...which meant we had to clear all the crap from under the deck plus all the plants, the table and chairs, and the huge grilling station canopy thingy on the deck. And I'm kind of OCD/anal when it comes to getting stuff done, once I start I want to finish it all and get it behind me so I can be lazy LOL
Some of the plants and the grilling station
Said plants and grilling station gone with Mocha supervising
Most of the crap that was under and on the deck (except the riding mower which is still down there)...sheesh, think we have enough plants?
Mocha practicing for her trip to Westminster; ok, she was patiently waiting for her mommy to come back outside
And yeah, my back is already talking to me, it's feeling every single one of the plants we moved down the stairs today...thank goodness we have a dolly which made it somewhat easier.
|10-20-2019 05:13 PM|
Originally Posted by alan j. View Post
And my eyes would be burning and I'd be gasping for air. Eventually I'd wake up enough to open all the windows and the slider to the patio and escape out to sleep on the couch in the back room where the television lived (so that it was close to the kitchen).
Putting the hot sauce on the table and the ground up red peppers didn't fix the problem for him--he'd be ladeling hot sauce (and it wasn't actually tabasco but a hot 'Lousiana' sauce) and spoonsfuls of red pepper--I'd be saying Bruce--"you're going to regret that"--everyone else at the table would laugh and someone was sure to say "Not at much as you'll regret it..."
|10-20-2019 04:55 PM|
It may have been on another thread but whoever suggested dremelling (is that a word?) the nails around the quick without touching the quick, to get it to recede...thank you, thank you, thank you! You can barely hear clicking when Mocha walks on the wood floors now |
Edit: hmmm now I'm wondering if that suggestion came from the FB group...oh well, doesn't matter
|10-20-2019 03:17 PM|
|TNfisher||It may not mean that much but you know we're here for you Denny. Hugs coming your way...|
|10-20-2019 02:38 PM|
It is so hard. |
I really have been grieving silently for a year now.
Now I am bawling like a baby.
|10-20-2019 02:17 PM|
Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
|10-20-2019 01:24 PM|
All I can say is that you know Stryker better than anyone else. You'll make the right decision for him, even though it's hard. |
Words are so inadequate....
|10-20-2019 12:29 PM|
Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
|10-20-2019 12:16 PM|
Alright Peeps. |
Sharing my hard decision on the DT only because I have more friends here than in real life.
Because I don't go anywhere and the people I do meet when I find myself out and about don't have the same interests as I do and after talking to my friends in other States that are horse people, I have come to the hard decision to put Stryker down.
When I first brought him home after boarding him for years, after my horse shoer unloaded him and left, I told The Mister, "I brought him home to die".
After last winter I told Mister, "If I can't get the weight on him this summer, I am putting him down".
Well, here we are. Couldn't get the weight on him and I am making a heart breaking decision.
No definite plans have been made yet, but my mind is made up. I can not put him through another winter with no meat on his bones.
I've been weepy for a few days now while contacting my horse friends before setting the scene.
Thanks for listening.
No concolences needed, as of yet.
It's just such a hard decision.
I made the wrong decision with my Dobe girl, Ktrin and waited too long. I promised myself I would never do that to an animal again.
This is hard, as I know you all know, as well.
|10-20-2019 11:56 AM|
Originally Posted by MeadowCat View Post
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